HBW040: Valorie Burton: Helping People Get Unstuck and be Unstoppable

On today’s episode of Happy Black Woman, Rosetta chats with Valorie Burton. Valorie is a best-selling author of 10 books, and life coach on a mission to help people get unstuck and be unstoppable in all areas of life. After spending time running a successful PR business, Valorie had an epiphany that her purpose was to help people live more fulfilling lives. So she decided to go full force towards her purpose and began writing her first book in 1999. To date, she has written best-selling books including Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable, Why Not You?, What’s Really Holding You Back?, and Happy Women Live Better. This inspiring chat will leave you feeling ready to face your fears and conquer your dreams.

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Discovering a passion for helping women to be resilient and happy.

Once Valorie found her purpose, there was no stopping her. She knew she had to face her fears and move forward in order to fulfill her mission and help people. Valorie initially followed her purpose through writing and speaking full time. Eventually, she discovered coaching and that’s when she truly found her niche. Valorie runs a Coach Training Intensive that has helped countless men and women pursue their dreams of helping others through coaching. She shares valuable insight into what to do if you believe coaching is your calling and how to get started.

Pursuing your purpose with passion.

As a true expert in the coaching field, Valorie is able to provide a great deal of insight into what a true coach does and what to expect if you choose to pursue it. She also shares some common mistakes and misconceptions, including the importance of having a coach yourself if you want to be a coach to others. Valorie explains the value of having a coach and how it can help you truly understand how powerful coaching can be. She also discusses why you must be willing to “walk the talk” as a coach.

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Being resilient in the face of disappointments.

Like most of us, Valorie is no stranger to disappointment. The key, she says, is how you face disappointment when it comes. Valorie shares her strategy of being resilient when faced with difficulties and how it has helped her overcome obstacles and find her happiness. After taking a huge leap of faith to follow her purpose, Valorie has spent over 15 years coaching people all over the world. She is passionate about the work that she does and shares with Rosetta how important it is to see disappointments and obstacles as opportunities, rather than negative experiences.

Why it’s important to invest in yourself.

As Rosetta closes out her chat with Valorie, they discuss in more detail why we all must be willing to invest in ourselves in order to find our true happiness and purpose. She shares 2 favorite books that have inspired her on her journey: Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism. Valorie shares how these books changed the course of her life and helped her truly find her path. After dedicating herself to helping others for so many years, it’s clear that Valorie lives in her purpose and is passionate about the work that she does.

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Outline of this great episode

  • [0:34] Rosetta’s introduction of her guest, Valorie Burton.
  • [2:24] Valorie’s mission and the work that she does.
  • [4:20] How Valorie discovered coaching and how women can get started in coaching today.
  • [7:48] Some other action steps to kick off a coaching business.
  • [13:21] The value of having a coach in order to understand how powerful coaching is.
  • [19:48] Two books that have inspired Valorie on her journey.
  • [23:23] How you can learn more about Valorie’s coach training.

Resources & Links mentioned in this episode

BOOK: “Authentic Happiness

BOOK: “Learned Optimism

Valorie Burton’s website: www.ValorieBurton.com

Learn more about Valorie’s upcoming Coach Training Intensive

About Valorie Burton

Valorie Burton is a bestselling author, speaker, and life coach dedicated to helping people get unstuck and be unstoppable in every area of life. She is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and has served as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach to hundreds of clients in over 40 states and ten countries.

Valorie knows what it feels like to endure family health challenges and dreams deferred. And she understands the power of being resilient and tenacious in the face of such disappointments. In the summer of 1999, she had an epiphany that confirmed her life purpose: To inspire others to live more fulfilling lives. At the time, she was good at what she did for a living, but not passionate about it. Despite her fears, Valorie took a leap of faith to pursue her dream. The transformation has led her to write ten books, including Get Unstuck, Be Unstoppable, Successful Women Think Differently, and What’s Really Holding You Back? Success Magazine named her book, Why Not You? one of the “Top 25 Must-Read Success Books.” Her book Happy Women Live Better: 13 Ways to Trigger Your Happiness Every Day helps women make intentional choices right now to increase their happiness on a daily basis. Her books have been translated into seven foreign languages.

Valorie has appeared numerous times on the TODAY Show, Dr. Oz, CNN, HLN and hundreds of other radio and television shows.Valorie has a master’s degree in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in journalism from Florida A&M University. She earned a BA in International Affairs from Florida State University. She and her husband grew up in Denver, Colorado and live near Atlanta, Georgia with their three children.

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